Senior Internal Auditor
Munson Medical Center - Elk Rapids, MI

Senior Internal Auditor

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The Senior Internal Auditor completes audits involving complex financial, operational, compliance and strategic risk areas, to determine efficiency, effectiveness and alignment with internal policies/procedures, regulations, industry standards and best practices.

The Senior Internal Auditor identifies and reports audit issues to improve business operations and minimize organization risk, and also serves as a technical resource on questions related to internal controls and general compliance/policy issues. Identifying, analyzing, and assessing the complex enterprise-wide environment, responding to regulatory compliance inquiries and issues, and addressing compliance program needs are also functions of this position.

The Senior Internal Auditor is well versed in healthcare financial processes, internal controls, regulations, policies, and procedures, and serves as a protector of revenue for the Munson Healthcare System (Munson) through the completion of these audits and the provision of advisory/consultative services.

The ideal candidate has excellent leadership and analytical thinking skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; is flexible and adaptable; and experienced leading and managing audit and compliance initiatives through teamwork, collaboration and open communication.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting and/or a related field.

  • CPA or CIA certification is preferred.

  • Minimum of four years of healthcare experience, preferably in accounting, auditing, compliance, coding and billing, or other directly relevant areas.

  • Solid knowledge of audit procedures, generally accepted auditing standards, internal control documentation, and risk assessment, preferably as related to healthcare.

  • Critical thinker with excellent research and analytical skills.

  • Self-starter with demonstrated leadership potential and strong time management skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively and collaboratively deal with conflicting views and mediate fair solutions at all levels in the organization, including clinical and non-clinical support staff, practice managers, physicians, and senior leadership.

  • Proficient with computers and various Microsoft Office software, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must be adaptable to learning new software systems, including billing, clinical, and financial systems.

ORGANIZATION: The position reports to the System Director - Internal Audit/Corporate Compliance Officer who reports directly to the Munson Healthcare Board’s Audit Committee and administratively to the Munson Healthcare CEO. The Internal Audit department serves all of the Munson Healthcare owned entities as well as our affiliate, Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.

The Senior Internal Auditor interacts with senior leaders, providers, management and virtually all levels of employees, as well as external parties such as consultants and auditors, in a complex multi-entity environment.


  1. Support the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

  2. Embrace and support the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare with a focus on True North.

  3. Promote personal and patient safety.

  4. Use effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

  5. Design and perform internal audits by reviewing the efficiency and effectiveness of departmental operations and the adequacy of internal controls, assessing risk, and verifying compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements and internal policy.

  6. Perform all aspects of the audit including planning and developing the audit program, interviewing stakeholders, data analysis, testing of controls, and preparing accurate work papers to substantiate findings, including any process gaps and deficiencies.

  7. Generate final written report of audit findings and effectively verbally communicate audit results to a wide-audience of internal stakeholders that may include hospital service line administrators and management, physicians, coders, billing staff, and others as appropriate. Evaluate the adequacy of management corrective action for the identified issues. Senior leadership and the Munson Healthcare Audit Committee receive these final audit reports.

  8. Perform follow up procedures on the status of outstanding audit issues and validate that corrective action plans have been implemented and are effective.

  9. Manage the monthly screening for sanctioned individuals/entities through an external vendor, by obtaining employee, provider, and vendor files; properly formatting and submitting the files; researching and resolving potential matches. Provide training for other internal users of the screening tool. Monitor processes to ensure on-going efficiency.

  10. Establish trusted consultative/advisory relationships in order to serve as a resource for department managers, staff, physicians and administration for best practices, internal controls, risk assessment, accurate/ethical coding and documentation standards, guidelines and regulatory requirements.

  11. Pull data using the MHC business intelligence platform and the data warehouse.

  12. Research various regulatory or other compliance related questions through the use of the internet, provider manuals, coding books, CMS websites and other tools, and prepare complete and accurate responses to stakeholders.

  13. Assist in the development of the annual Internal Audit Plan and overall risk assessment for the Munson Healthcare system through review of the OIG Work Plan and other external sources for targeted areas that may affect Munson and gathering input from internal stakeholders.

  14. Support external auditors during the Munson Healthcare system annual year-end financial statement audit and employee benefit plan audits, as necessary.

  15. Represent Internal Audit at the monthly New Leader Assimilation meeting by presenting an overview of Internal Audit’s structure and services; update presentation as needed.

  16. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of developments related to business matters of interest to Internal Audit, particularly legislation changes and developments that affect the Munson Healthcare system, accounting pronouncements/standards, and new auditing techniques and practices.

  17. Gain knowledge in medical record documentation, medical necessity requirements, and charge capture and billing in order to handle compliance audits focused in coding/billing risk areas.

  18. Perform other duties or special projects as assigned by the System Director - Internal Audit.

This job was posted on Sun Apr 26 2020 and expired on Wed Apr 29 2020.
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Munson Medical Center is a Hospital & Health Care institute that was founded in 1915 and headquartered in Traverse City, MI. They have the vision to quickly rehabilitate patients through their robust and meticulous health care services. To cure and diagnose the patients, they engage their employees in the provision of different special services such as Orthopedic Surgery, Heart Center, Neurosurgery, Neonatal Intensive Care, Trauma Center, Medical Research, and much more. They entice, enthuse, and appreciate the efforts of their employees and award them myriads of employment benefits such as life insurance, paid time off, flexible working hours, retirement plans, and much more. They prefer to incorporate creative, proactive, and professional candidates who can augment the reputation of the health care services and provide impeccable services. They recruit new employees in different domains such as content marketing specialists, receptionists, medical assistants, unit clerks, and much more.
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I ensure compliance by conducting regular audits, reviewing documentation, and providing recommendations for improvement.


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